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JONES, James Athearn, author, born in Tisbury, Massachusetts, 4 June, 1790; died in Brooklyn, New York, in August, 1853. After receiving a common school education, he made several voyages to the West Indies, subsequently taught, and was an editor in Philadelphia in 1826. He lived in England in 1829-'31, and edited papers in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1846, and Buffalo. New York, in 1851. He published "Traditions of the North American Indians, or Tales of an Indian Camp," with etchings by W. H. Brooks (3 vols., London, 1820). Many of the legends were obtained from the author's nurse, an Indian woman of the Gayhead tribe in Massachusetts. He also wrote "Letter to an English Gentleman on English Libels of America" (Philadelphia, 1826); "Haverhill, or Memoirs of an Officer in the Army of Wolfe" (3 vols., 1831); and poems.
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